Medical Marijuana

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Connecticut Lawmakers Consider Allowing Medical Marijuana For Children

Recently, several parents and their young children testified before lawmakers in Hartford on the need to eliminate the 18-year-old age restriction.

04/06/2015

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New York Issues Regulations For Medical Marijuana Program

The 121 pages of details posted online follow the law signed last July authorizing patients with certain diseases to be able to obtain non-smokeable versions of the drug, which can be ingested or vaporized.

04/01/2015

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Senators Push Bill To End Federal Ban In States With Approved Medical Marijuana

Two local U.S. senators introduced a bill on Sunday that would end a federal ban in states where medical marijuana has been made legal.

03/15/2015

Firefighters remove debris from the smoking site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

The Top 14 News Stories Of 2014

In a year where New York City welcomed a new mayor there have been a host of stories that have shaped the landscape of the Tri-State area, the country and the world over.

12/31/2014

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NYC Hosts Medical Marijuana Expo As State Ramps Up For Legalization

New York state lawmakers and advocates of medical marijuana are gathering in Times Square to discuss the implementation of a new state law authorizing marijuana as a treatment for certain medical conditions.

10/12/2014

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NYS Looks To Expedite Medical Marijuana Availability For Epilepsy Patients

Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said the state’s medical marijuana program, with tightly regulated cultivation and manufacture, isn’t scheduled to start before 2016.

09/29/2014

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Princeton Worker Given ‘Ultimatum’ To Choose Medical Pot Or Job

A Princeton University employee and marijuana legalization activist said Tuesday he has been told by his employer to choose between medical marijuana and his job.

09/02/2014

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Atlantic City To Host Grow-Your-Own Marijuana Seminar

The $1,000, four-day course will be offered by a California-based marijuana school at Bally’s Casino this weekend, starting Saturday.

08/18/2014

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Connecticut Medical Marijuana Growers Feel Bumps In Road To Establishing Industry

Some growers have reported struggles in establishing their businesses.

07/07/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, 9-year-old Amanda Houser and other elected officials applaud July 7, 2014, at a ceremony in which the governor signed a bill into law legalizing medical marijuana. (Credit: Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Office)

New York Becomes 23rd State To Allow Medical Marijuana

Under legislation signed into law on Saturday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, patients with one of 10 diseases will be able to obtain nonsmokeable versions of the drug.

07/07/2014

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New York Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana

The New York Senate has voted to legalize marijuana to alleviate pain and other symptoms for some severely ill patients.

06/20/2014

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo, NY Lawmakers Reach Deal On Medical Marijuana

The Compassionate Care Act negotiated by Cuomo and lawmakers doesn’t allow the drug to be sold in plant form or smoked — one of Cuomo’s key demands.

06/19/2014

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Medical Marijuana Advocates Call On Cuomo To Move Forward With Compassionate Care Act

The group called on Cuomo to support passing the measure, dubbed the Compassionate Care Act, before this year’s regular legislative session concludes this week.

06/18/2014

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Gov. Cuomo Rejects Revamped Medical Marijuana Bill

Cuomo said the changes to the so-called Compassionate Care Act don’t include a ban on smoking the drug and requiring the program to be evaluated in five years.

06/17/2014

Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. (credit: Getty Images)

Tensions Run High As NY Medical Marijuana Deadline Nears

An agreement between the state Senate and Assembly on whether to legalize medical marijuana in New York is due before midnight Monday in order to be voted on before the legislative session ends later this week.

06/16/2014

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